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Snowfall Breaks Records at Washington-Area Airports

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Snow removal equipment clears one of the parking lots at Dulles International Airport. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Snow removal equipment clears one of the parking lots at Dulles International Airport. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The National Weather Service says snowfall records have been broken at the three Washington-area airports and there are reports of up to 11 inches of snowfall in some parts of the mid-Atlantic region.

Dulles International Airport received 8.5 inches of snow during Tuesday’s storm, breaking a 2001 record of 3.2 inches and Reagan National Airport received 3.8 inches, breaking a 3.5-inch record set in 1982.

More than 5 inches of snow fell at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, breaking a 1982 record of 2 inches. The exact new record for BWI is still being confirmed.

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A spotter in Washington measured 6 inches and in Cecil County in Maryland a spotter measured 11 inches Tuesday night.

In Delaware, the Wilmington Airport received 10.5 inches by midnight, but snowfall continued into the early morning.

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